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Groundbreaking at UH at Sugar Land

October 5, 2023

By Chris Stipes

The University of Houston will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new $65 million academic building on the UH at Sugar Land instructional site.

The event is planned for 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5 at UH at Sugar Land, 14000 University Blvd. A reception will follow in the rotunda of the Albert and Mamie George Building.

The three-floor, approximately 75,000-square-foot building will house classrooms, labs and offices for UH Cullen College of Engineering-Technology Division faculty, staff and students. Other features include:

  • Wet and dry labs
  • Traditional and Active Learning classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Student lounge areas
  • Conference spaces

The new facility will be adjacent to the current Technology Building and will open in 2025.

“We are excited to usher in this next chapter of growth and impact for the University and for our Fort Bend County region,” said Jay Neal, associate vice president, academic affairs and chief operating officer for UH at Sugar Land. “The addition of this new building will allow us to accommodate all Technology Division classes and programs that have been transitioning from the main campus to Sugar Land for the last several months.”

The new Sugar Land Academic Building is designed by SmithGroup and will be constructed by Vaughn.

WHAT: Groundbreaking for the new UH at Sugar Land Academic Building 2

WHEN: 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5

WHERE: University of Houston at Sugar Land, 14000 University Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479

*** Media planning to attend should RSVP with Chris Stipes: or 713-743-8186

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter for excellence in undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city and one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse regions in the country, UH is a federally designated Hispanic- and Asian-American-Serving institution with enrollment of more than 47,000 students.

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